Killeely Beg, Kilcolgan


Co. Galway

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Tuesday 9:30am – 5pm

Wednesday 9:30am – 9pm

Thursday 9:30am – 9pm

Friday 9:30am – 9pm

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Acne


Acne Vulgaris can be embarrassing, painful and a general nuisance to our appearance and confidence. At some point in our lives, we all get acne and often over-the-counter remedies can work for most of us. But when it is excessive it can disable lives and our social interaction for years.

Acne prone skin can be pitted, sensitive, large pores, and also suffer from redness and blemishes. Acne can affect men and women and be found on the face, neck, chest, nose, chin and the back. It is common in teenagers and adults.

A course of treatments may vary depending on your initial condition and reaction. But Ellipse treatment offers a fast solution with no scarring, it is a non-surgical solution that delivers fast results without any skin discolouration or hyperpigmentation. It takes approximately 60 IPL flashes to treat the full face. Including consultation and preparation, you should count on 20 minutes in the clinic. A typical course of therapy includes four treatments, three weeks apart.



How acne develops

Our bodies produce a hormone called androgen, which stimulates our sebaceous glands to produce an oily substance called sebum. An overproduction of sebum can block pores, trapping the oil. Skin bacteria (P.acnes) that feed on and break down sebum also become trapped, and the mixture of hair protein, sebum, and fatty acids produced by the bacteria irritate the walls of the hair follicle causing inflammation.

How does Ellipse treatment work?

Ellipse treatment reduces the blood supply to the sebaceous gland, slowing down production of sebum. The light also has the ability to kill some of the P acnes bacteria directly. To do this, short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light (called SWT® technology by Ellipse, but often referred to as a laser) are directed at the skin. The system filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by haemoglobin in the fine blood vessels that supply the sebaceous glands.

How long does an Ellipse treatment take?

It takes approximately 60 flashes to treat the full face. Including consultation and preparation, you should count on 20 minutes in the clinic. A typical course of therapy includes four treatments, three weeks apart.

Can I be treated?

The best results are achieved on inflammatory acne– red, aching, raised pimples. It is important your skin does not have a recent suntan.

Does the treatment hurt?

Many patients describe the treatment as practically pain-free, like a flick from a rubber band followed by a sensation similar to the feeling of gentle warmth after a day on the beach.

Do I need to take special precautions before and after treatment?

The light used is completely safe, visible light, so no special precautions are necessary.

What can I expect?

You may notice some general redness on the face following the treatment. If you have sun-damaged skin, some of the pigmented spots may turn darker and eventually disappear. If you have a future acne outbreak, Ellipse treatment can be repeated. Results vary from person to person, you should expect more acne lesions to clear, and a faster clearance rate. Please talk to your therapist about what results you can expect.

How can I be sure Ellipse is safe and effective?

Clinical trials documenting Ellipse safety and effectiveness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the launch of the treatment, and these were published in respected medical journals.

Results


Acne Vulgaris before & after



Acne Vulgaris before & after



Acne Vulgaris before & after



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